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OWC RADiO: $69 Million – Beeple Breaks NFT Record for Digital Art

Cirina Catania nd Beeple (Mike Winkleman) talk digital art on OWC Radio
Cirina Catania and Beeple (Mike Winkleman) talk digital art at NAB 2019

“Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” sells for $69.9M

Beeple (aka Mike Winkleman) broke worldwide digital art records with his collage entitled “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days.” The NFT was sold to Vignesh Sundaresan—aka @Metakovan—for $69 million on March 11, 2021. The following week, in a down-to-the-wire bidding war, Beeple sold another piece of his artwork. This time Justin Sun, founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency platform, Tron, paid $6 million. 100% of Beeple’s profits are being donated to help offset NFT’s carbon footprint.

Our host, Cirina Catania, has been a Beeple fan for years and was very pleased when he agreed, at NAB 2019, to take a break from his presentations in the Cinema 4D booth to speak with her. They had an interesting and very candid conversation about his life as a creator, family man, and … well… a bit of a rebel behind his prolific Cinema4D art.

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  • The idea that anyone would pay $69 million for a digital work of art is utter nonsense. This is far more likely to be a payoff to someone.

  • Just goes to show, some folks got more money than sense…but alas this is nothing new. And to the billionaire class, this is chump change, I guess.